In te ao Māori, soil is taonga. It is also whanaunga – it holds ancestral connections and is the root of tūrangawaewae and whakapapa. It is the source of shelter, kai and manaakitanga. This collection of essays, profiles and recipes shine a light on Māori relationships with soil and the connections between soil and food security, and frames these links within tino rangatiratanga from a variety of Māori perspectives. Edited by Jessica Hutchings (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huirapa, Gujarati) and Jo Smith (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) (Free Range Press, August 2020).
Free Range Press, August 2020